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Blue Forest Films is a Duluth-based video production company specializing in outdoor adventure films and media. Our films aim to celebrate the human experience and inspire empathy and compassion.

Watershed Film Series

The watershed film series we shot for Water Master Rafts features fly fisher folks from northern Minnesota who reflect on a pivotal moment in their life and how those moments brought them closer to their love for outdoor exploration. Bigotry to Brook Trout was a top film in the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival.

Other work

Blue Forest Films works with a variety of clients on video production in Duluth and surrounding regions. Owner, David Cowardin has worked as a videographer in Duluth since 2011.

From our clients

Hands down the most knowledgeable and creative filmmaker I have had the privilege to know and work with. Always producing high quality content!! Also, found myself having so much fun during the entire filmmaking process.

Alyssa Nelson

I had a great experience with Blue Forest Films. David has a great talent for capturing the little details that are so important in telling a good story.

Tim Pearson

The Human Development Center (HDC) has worked with Blue Forest Films on many occasions and each experience has been wonderful. David puts in dedicated time and energy to deliver the exact product our agency has requested. He is flexible, easy to work with, and listens to what we need. Our videos from Blue Forest Films are top quality, deliver HDC’s message, and can be posted to all of our required platforms. HDC highly recommends David and Blue Forest Films for your production needs; we are honored and excited to continue to work with him for ours.

Chloe Strand

Human Development Center

We hired Blue Forest Films to produce some new video marketing content and David was a true professional. He took everything we envisioned and made it come to life. His work was wonderful and we thought a good price for the quality! Would definitely recommend!

Jamie Sathers-Day

JS Realty

We worked with David on two film projects and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!

As an arts organization, we were looking for film that was, of course, artistic and documentedwell the work and stories of the artists we serve. And, as we are located in a dynamic landscape on the North Shore of Lake Superior, we were also looking for David to capture the essence of the place.

He did both so well, he not only captured imagery that was exceptional, but he also asked such pointed and clear questions to the artists, making for a successful narrative thread.

Thank you David! Looking forward to working with you again on future projects.

Ruth Pszwaro

Artisitic Director, Grand Marais Art Colony

I’m not sure I can adequately describe the work that David Cowardin did in telling the story of our organic vegetable farm. He’s a compassionate, thoughtful person and a truly gifted storyteller. He didn’t just produce a beautiful, visually appealing video, he told a story that got to the heart of who we are and what we do. The first time we watched it, we literally had tears. Come to think of it, we have tears every time we watch it! That happened because he made us feel comfortable and asked the right questions.
Thank you so much David. Such a pleasure to work with you.

John Hatcher

Rising Phoenix Community Farm

Blue Forest Films is a joy to work with! Very professional and friendly. We worked with David on animal behavioral videos and he has a real gift for working with animals. He got beautiful shots of some of our harder to handle shelter animals! Great positive attitude, we are so excited to see the final result.

Emily Aldritt Spurgeon

Animal Allies Humane Society

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